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#255912 - 01/28/13 01:25 AM Cold Weather Hat
KenK Offline
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Registered: 06/26/04
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Loc: NE Illinois
What kind of hat(s) do you wear in cold weather?

For the most part I wear a Tilley Winter Hat (wool with brim). I wear glasses, and when it snows I HATE getting my glasses wet, thus the brim is important to me.

I also wear a Carhartt knit cap when needing to keep ears warm over a longer time.

I bought a Kromer Rancher Cap last year (like their famous Kromer Stormy Cap, but the Rancher has more insulation and bigger ear flaps) BUT I have a giant head and even the largest size available is a bit too tight. I bought a wooden had stretcher and need to wet down the cap and try stretching it a bit. I hope it works.

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#255916 - 01/28/13 03:46 AM Re: Cold Weather Hat [Re: KenK]
RNewcomb Offline
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Registered: 04/19/12
Posts: 170
Loc: Iowa
For cold days, I have a Wigwam Mills worsted wool watch cap that I wear.... It's one size fits all, but it's still a little tight (I haven't worn it that much yet to stretch it out) but it's very warm.

To keep the sun off me, I sometimes wear a Boonie Hat made by Rapid Dominance. This had folds up real well, but keeps it's shape. It's good for rainy days as well and is part of my rain-day weather kit.

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#255917 - 01/28/13 03:51 AM Re: Cold Weather Hat [Re: KenK]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4768
Loc: SOCAL
Outdoor Research Wind Warrior is very warm if you don't need a brim.

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#255918 - 01/28/13 04:03 AM Re: Cold Weather Hat [Re: KenK]
unimogbert Offline
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Registered: 08/10/06
Posts: 854
Loc: Colorado
My Father In Law gave me a Chicago style hat which I've nearly worn out.

Looks like a British sports car driver's cap ("Grand dad cap") but it has earflaps that can be brought down to cover ears and more of the back of the head. The flaps are tucked up inside when not needed.

My parka also has an insulated hood and I carry a neck fleece for those really cold days.

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#255919 - 01/28/13 04:25 AM Re: Cold Weather Hat [Re: unimogbert]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6357
Loc: southern Cal
I like some combination of a balaclava helmet, worn in various configurations, and a parka hood, especially when a brim is needed.
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#255933 - 01/28/13 03:31 PM Re: Cold Weather Hat [Re: unimogbert]
RNewcomb Offline
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Registered: 04/19/12
Posts: 170
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: unimogbert
My Father In Law gave me a Chicago style hat which I've nearly worn out.

Looks like a British sports car driver's cap ("Grand dad cap") but it has earflaps that can be brought down to cover ears and more of the back of the head. The flaps are tucked up inside when not needed.

My parka also has an insulated hood and I carry a neck fleece for those really cold days.


I have a neck fleece that I carry in my day pack, I love it. My Carhartt coats both have hoods as well, and they are very warm. I always have a pair of thinsulate gloves available.

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#255934 - 01/28/13 03:36 PM Re: Cold Weather Hat [Re: KenK]
ILBob Offline
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Registered: 02/05/10
Posts: 776
Loc: Northern IL
now in its 4th season of almost daily use when cold

http://ilbob.blogspot.com/2011/12/broner-farm-and-fleet-hat-update.html
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#255970 - 01/29/13 03:18 AM Re: Cold Weather Hat [Re: KenK]
Roarmeister Offline
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Registered: 09/12/01
Posts: 878
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: KenK
What kind of hat(s) do you wear in cold weather?

For the most part I wear a Tilley Winter Hat (wool with brim). I wear glasses, and when it snows I HATE getting my glasses wet, thus the brim is important to me.

I also wear a Carhartt knit cap when needing to keep ears warm over a longer time.

I bought a Kromer Rancher Cap last year (like their famous Kromer Stormy Cap, but the Rancher has more insulation and bigger ear flaps) BUT I have a giant head and even the largest size available is a bit too tight. I bought a wooden had stretcher and need to wet down the cap and try stretching it a bit. I hope it works.


While I love the Tilley for summer, my winter head cover is the proverbial toque. Mine is a dual layer wool outer with thinsulate liner. Picked it up for $2 at a bargain bin and the warmest head covering I have. To improve on this, add a balaclava then put on the toque and then flip up your parka's hood!

I understand the fur lined toques with ear flaps (trapper hat) also work great -- a bit expensive though. Women's version

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#255983 - 01/29/13 03:34 PM Re: Cold Weather Hat [Re: KenK]
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2265
Usually fleece.

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#256001 - 01/30/13 01:44 AM Re: Cold Weather Hat [Re: KenK]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 2894
Loc: USA
I have a Countycomm WX Warrior Beanie. I love it because its warm and folds down very small. It lives in my jacket pocket at all times.

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